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Making up missed fastings nullified by shirk

Question: When I reached puberty, I was commiting shirk and also fasting without praying, so my fastings were nullified due to this, and I also missed fastings later on due

Ruling on how to compensate missed fastings due to breastfeeding or pregnancy

Question: If one couldn’t fast due to delivery, and was unable to fast those before next Ramadan, what is the ruling of making them up and fidya? Please can you

Making up missed fast due to pregnancy

Question: Shall a woman make up her missed fasts due to pregnancy? Or can she feed poor people instead? Zaynab El-Kateb: There is a difference in Scholars’ opinion regarding this,

Fideyyah is not for missed fastings due to menses

Question: I am pregnant. Last year I didn’t fast 7 days due to menstruation. Now I couldn’t fast those missed days due to my pregnancy. I read a fatwa of

Are fertility treatments allowed?

Question: Are fertility treatments and investigations a valid reason for a woman to expose her awrah to female physicians? Zaynab El-Kateb: The Scholars say that infertility is an illness which

A woman being sterilized

Question: A 40 years old lady who has 8 children wants to know if it is allowed in Islaam to go for sterilization? Zaynab El-Kateb: Sterilization is allowed only in

Contraceptives and IUD

Question: A lady has her menstrual bleeding for nearly 15 days as she is wearing an IUD for contraception. Otherwise her normal period is only for 6 or 7 days.

The ruling on contraception

Question: Is limiting the number of children without using invasive contraception permissible? Zaynab El-Kateb: Limiting the number of children is not permissible except for a valid reason as health problems

Making an ultrasound to know the baby’s gender

Question: I wanted to know that nowadays it is wide spread that pregnant ladies try to know the gender of the child by ultrasound, so that they can do shopping

When to stop prayers due to labour

Question: At what point does a woman stop praying when going into labour? It is only one sign of labour sufficient, such as regular painful contractions? Umm Abdel-Malik: The woman